I don't understand why, but it's like every time I eat something unhealthy, I just break out immediately. I don't know how to control it. I also tend to overeat, which I kinda feel like could be a bad thing for my skin. I don't know what to do and how to get out of that habit, but it's just really uncomfortable and makes me feel a little unconfident.

Hi, Emaly. Acne is NOT caused by eating the right or wrong food. Nevertheless, some foods may trigger or enhance the severity of acne.
The solution is in treating your acne! use your MDacne app to assess your skin and choose the products you need. Once you have your products and stick to your routine for at least 6-8 weeks you will see an improvement that will help your self-esteem.

Regarding food- some tips:

What NOT to eat?

1. Cow’s milk and dairy. Most of the cows that give us milk are pregnant during milking. Their milk contains hormones and growth factors that will worsen acne.
2. Food that contains lots of white flour and sugar: cakes, sweets, ice cream, cookies, and white bread.
3. Sugary drinks, cola, and fruit juices.
4. Nuts: these contain a large amount of fat as well as a lot of salt.
5. Food that contains Iodine (sushi, seaweed salad, etc.).
6. Large quantities of vitamins B6 and B12 as an overdose of these vitamins was linked to a worsening of acne symptoms.

What SHOULD you eat?
1. More fish, such as salmon, tuna, and sardines. These fish contain important fatty acids such as Omega-3s and may also enhance your skin and overall health. It’s also possible to take capsules containing these acids (fish oil).
2. Water. Water. Water. You should start the day drinking water and continue to drink at least 8 cups of additional water during the day.
Other good alternatives to sugary sodas are herbal teas, and drinks with artificial sweeteners.

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